Monday, 9 January 2017

Caught in Crystal

Hello and thank you very much for your visit today.

As I was out for most of the weekend  I'm still  catching up with visits so I apologise if I've not visited you recently.

I've been trying to think about what I could do for the Butterfly Challenge as I wasn't quite sure what colour to use. Then I remembered the caught in crystal technique which I've not used for several years.

Using some acetate packaging I got out a small selection of green and yellow ink pads, spread the colour randomly onto the acetate and then spritzed with water.

I zig- zagged on top with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on a little glitter then laid a piece of crumpled up tissue on top, pressed down a little and left for a day to dry.

The butterfly was cut with memory box dies from scraps of card and paper and the right hand panel is a scrap of white card which I embossed and rubbed lightly with metallic rub ons.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 The Butterfly challenge #69 - Z for zero and/or zucchini
Pixies Snippets Playground Weeks 263 & 264 
Making Memories Challenge #1 - Anything Goes

46 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Barb and a stunning background

Anne

Kath said...

A beautiful card Barb and a great technique - I've not seen that before.
Kath x

Viv's Visuals said...

A really pretty effect achieved here Barb. Great job!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Wow how beautiful this is, what a great technique. Fab. Lovely to see you back and hope your shoulder is feeling better. x

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours.
Valerija xx

meg said...

A beautiful background Barb, haven't seen this technique before, love that the butterfly has a hint of green on the wings too

Tina Z. said...

wow, great technique - I haven't seen it before but I should try it.

Thank you for joining us at the Butterfly Challenge.

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful Barb and I have never heard of this technique before. Sounds interesting. I love the resulting colours. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooooh great background

Jean said...

Fabulous card Barb, your caught in crystal panel looks great and you've used my favourite butterfly die.
Jean x

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous Barb, what a great idea for Mrs. A's challenge this month!

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww... This is so beautiful! Great combination of the acetate background withthe embossing! Such a fabulous effect! I have never seen this technique, it's amazing! Thanks for sharing,I wat to try this!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Barb, such a fabulous background and great design.
Pauline
x

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Barb with an interesting technique, not one I've tried.

MarĂ­a Pilar said...

ooohhh, beautiful card! Great design
Thank you for joining as Making Memories Crafting Challenge
Maria Pilar DT

Kathleen said...

That is a super background and the black butterfly looks great with that and the white embossed card.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Barb, beautifully designed and coloured, lovely butterfly die, it's an interesting technique, Kate x

Gerrina said...

A fun technique with a beautiful resolt! I really like the fresh-look of this card! Enjoy the week!

Janice said...

Beautiful card Barb, great technique with the acetate!
Janice x

Carol L said...

The colorful piece you've created looks just like marble! WOW! It looks wonderful with that pretty butterfly!

aussie aNNie said...

Wow, what a great technique, and surely one to try, and I will. Love the result Barb...lovely card for the challenge too.xx{aNNie}

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a wonderful technique, and such a fab result.
Not tried this must have a go at it.
I have tried asimilar one though but a long time ago.
Your card is very lovely and I love the colour you have created.
Super butterfly, and design
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

What a fab technique you've shared Barb. LOVE the pretty butterfly card you made.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lia said...

Barb I love this! I never heard of the caught in crystal technique, so I am going to find out how it goes.
Lia xx

Aquarius said...

Great to see this technique come around - we tend to forget some of them as there are so many ways of making cards. A lovely result for the butterfly challenge.

Di said...

Fabulous card Barb - I love the caught in crystal technique and as Val says, great to see it making an appearance! Wonderful colours as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Pat said...

Another clever and pretty technique Barb and the embossing goes beautifully with it and I adore the dark butterfly and circular embellishments which add good contrast to the other lighter tones. x

Linby said...

Another lovely bit of upcycling, I do like this technique as the results are fab. You've made a beautiful card with the result.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I haven't even thought of the caught in crystal technique in ages. how cool to see an oldie but goodie in action. love the butterfly. I swear the caps key works... SEE!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful technique, one which I haven't tried so I might just give that a try soon.
A gorgeous card.
Lorraine

LesleyG said...

Wow, I haven't done that for ages either, and you've made a fab card with it, I love the colours, and I bet it sparkles with the glitter too xxx

Greta said...

Don't remember seeing that technique before--beautiful!

Lisa Andersson said...

That background is stunning, Barb! I've never seen that technique before but it sure makes your project an eye catcher. Your card is gorgeous!
Hugs, Lisa

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Barb, I have all the bits to do this technique but have never got around to trying it out. I love the colours too.

Sue xx

Cobnut Crafter said...

Lovely card Barb. I haven't used the caught in crystal technique for ages but mine never look this good. Thanks for inspiration. Anne xx

lilian said...

Lovely card Barb. Must try the crystal technique

Lilian

Veerle said...

I must have missed this post Barb? I so love your card it looks awesome, so pretty.
Hugs, Veerle x

Diane said...

What a fun technique Barb, the colors and design are fabulous.

Hugs Diane

rachel said...

this is stunningly beautiful barb - haven't done this technique forever - must have another go!!! Not sure if you've signed up for my candy yet but please do if not! Hugs rachel x

Judy Corner said...

You have been busy since I last visited and all such lovely creations. This one is no exception. Judy x

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Thanks for sharing your wonderful technique!
Thank you for joining our first challenge at Making Memories Crafting! :o)

KandA said...

What a wonderful card Barb, wonderful colours and a great technique xx

Marilyn said...

Very pretty and I love the green background technique.
Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting and I do hope you'll join us again.
Marilyn

Sonia said...

A beautiful card, love the technique and the gorgeous colour. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at making Memories Crafting. We hope you join us again soon.

Crafty Hugs Sonia DT

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ooer you've had me googling and you tubing, Barb. I love totally that Crystal effect how stunning. Lovethe couoiur you've used too wiht the Die cut, gives me an idea
Maybe!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Donna said...

I'm going to have to come back to this one for directions!
I love green and that background looks amazing. x